March 3, 2009

STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT BEGINS WEDNESDAY AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—The top 16 community college basketball teams in Florida will begin arriving in Marianna Tuesday for the Florida Junior College Men's and Women’s State Basketball Tournament set for March 4-7 in Chipola’s Milton H. Johnson Health Center.  

            The women’s tournament tips off Wednesday, March 4, at 1 p.m. (CST) as Central Florida takes on Hillsborough.  At 3 p.m., Gulf Coast takes on Miami Dade. Chipola plays Santa Fe at 6 p.m. Indian River and Northwest Florida meet in the 8 p.m. nightcap on Wednesday.                  

            Men’s action begins Thursday, March 5, at 1 p.m. as Polk takes on Santa Fe. At 3 p.m., Gulf Coast meets Miami-Dade. Chipola plays Hillsborough at 6:00 p.m. Central Florida and Broward play in the 8 p.m. nightcap on Thursday.

            Men’s and women’s semi-finals are set for Friday, March 6, with women’s games at 1 and 6 p.m. and men’s contests at 3 and 8 p.m. The State Championship title games are set for Saturday, March 7, with the women at 5 p.m., and the men at 7:30 p.m. Champions advance to the NJCAA National Tournaments, in Hutchinson, KS, and Salina, KS.

The Jackson County Tourist Development Council awarded a $10,000 grant to help promote and operate the tournament.  Waste Management is official host sponsor for the event. Other sponsors include: the Florida Lottery, Florida Credit Union League, Community South Credit Union, Focus Credit Union, Jackson County Teachers Credit Union and Tyndall Federal Credit Union.

            Some 400 basketball players along with coaches, cheerleaders and fans will fill nearly 200 hotel rooms during the tourney. Teams will begin practice Tuesday in the Johnson Center and in local high school gyms. Each team is assigned a local host family to help with any need that may arise during the tournament.

Numerous Division I College coaches and recruiters also are expected to scout the talent in the competition. Tournament officials estimate that more than $250,000 will flow into the area during the tournament from food, lodging, recreation and incidental expenses.   Tournament passes—$25 for adults and $15 for students—will get fans into all 14 exciting tournament games.  Single session tickets—two games—are $10 each. 

            For ticket information, call 718-2220, or visit the official tourney web site at: www.chipola.edu

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March 4, 2009

 

MARIANNA ARTS FESTIVAL AND BBQ COOK-OFF 2009

 

            MARIANNA, FL – Festival planners have rounded up a variety of sponsors, vendors, and entertainment for the sixth annual Marianna Arts Festival and BBQ Cook-Off, scheduled for April 16, 17 and 18, at Citizen’s Lodge in Marianna.

 

            Festival activities begin Thursday, April 16, with the Paint-N-Pork Preview Dinner. The ticketed event is sponsored by Jackson Hospital and the Marianna Arts Festival, Inc. The menu will feature the barbecue of award winning Memphis in May-sanctioned teams and live entertainment by Second Time Around.  Dinner will be served from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with entertainment continuing until 9 p.m. Professional barbecue teams will create the entire meal, which will feature Boston butts that have been prepared with the teams’ special recipes. Tickets for the Paint-N-Pork Preview Dinner are $20 each and are available from at various locations in Marianna and from festival committee members. Tickets are available at Florida Land Title and Trust Company, Marianna Fire Department, Main Street Marianna, A Wild Hair, Tommy’s Auto Glass, Pelt Eye Clinic, Smith and Smith Jewelry and the Jackson County Floridan.

 

The festival opens to the public on Friday, April 17, from noon until 9 p.m., with admission set at $3 per person. A professional fireworks show will begin just after dark Friday evening with music by Rebel Syndicate. Friday and Saturday will include something for everyone—art vendors, food vendors, entertainment and children’s activities. Some of the items that will be for sale by the many vendors include: wood work, jewelry, pottery, paintings, candles, hats, purses, wreaths and wind chimes. Vendors interested in renting a space may contact Charlotte Brunner at 557-1841. Vendor information and application forms are available at www.mariannaartsfestival.com

 

The festival continues Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. The latest edition to this year’s festival is the Smiling Pig 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, April 18. The 5K is sponsored by Pediatric Dentist Dr. Ben Saunders. The cost is $15 before April 18, and $20 the day of the race. Registration begins at 7:30 p.m. with the race at 8 a.m. Complete the race entry form at www.mariannaartsfestival.com and mail with entry fee to: Marianna Arts Festival, Inc. P.O. Box 300, Marianna, FL 32447. For more information, call Margo Lamb at 850-482-7721 or email: walkrun@mariannaartsfestival.com

 

Barbecue teams and individuals are heating up the grills as they practice their favorite award winning recipes and prepare to take home the cash prizes. Barbecue chairman Richard Kunde invites local cooks to fire up their favorite recipes in the Backyard Barbecue and Ancillary competitions. Anyone can enter competitions in the following categories: chicken, stew, sauce, anything but pork and dessert.  Entry fee is $25 per category or $100 for all five.

            For barbecue connoisseurs, a fee of $3 will let you be the judge in the People’s Choice Award. Your taste buds will determine the winner of some of the finest barbecue in the south as you get to judge the professional barbecue teams.

 

            At least 20 professional barbecue teams are expected to enter several festival competitions which are preliminaries to the Memphis in May national barbecue competition, held in Memphis, TN, in May. For more information regarding the barbecue contests, contact Richard Kunde at 209-2959 or e-mail him at richardkunde@hotmail.com.

 

            Prepare to sample some of the barbecue or bring a picnic lunch, a lawn chair and eat in the park. Or you can enjoy some of the food offered by the various vendors, such as chicken, hotdogs, hamburgers, barbecue, Asian cuisine, lemonade, ice cream, shaved ice, and funnel cakes.

 

            Children’s activities committee members Tamara Hudson and Kristin Roberts have planned a variety of fun children’s activities, including pony rides, train rides, a bounce house, giant slide, and face-painting.

 

 

Artists of all ages are invited to enter the art contests. There are two divisions: Students (Pre-K through 12th grade) and Adults. Entry fee is $3 per item for students and $5 per item for adults. Categories include: drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, quilting, sculpture, texture, woodwork and miscellaneous. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded in each category. For more information on the art contest, contact Lisa Pelt at 526-3214, or e-mail her at lsaplt@yahoo.com. Deadline for entries is April 10.

 

            Entertainment coordinator Cindy Smith has scheduled constant and varied entertainment throughout the two-day event, including local school groups, dance groups and music of all types.  

 

            Over $15,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded during the festival. Entry fee into the festival is $3 per person. More detailed information regarding attending or participating in the festival can be found at the festival’s website www.mariannaartsfestival.com or by sending a request for more details to info@mariannaartsfestival.com.

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MARIANNA ARTS FESTIVAL AND BBQ COOK-OFF—Festival planners have rounded up a variety of sponsors, vendors, and entertainment for the sixth annual Marianna Arts Festival and BBQ Cook-Off, scheduled for April 16, 17 and 18, at Citizen’s Lodge in Marianna. Here Emily Fuqua (left) and Ellory Fuqua enjoy ribs at last year’s festival.

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March 6, 2009

 

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWLERS FINISH SECOND AND SIXTH AT NATIONALS

 

            MARIANNA—For the second straight year, the Chipola College Brain Bowl A team finished second in the Community College NAQT National Championship.

            Chipola A and Chipola B finished second and sixth respectively in the 24-team field at the national championship held Feb. 28 at Valencia Community College.

            Chipola A finished second in the nation for the second year in a row. Teams were initially bracketed into three brackets of eight.  The top two finishers in each bracket then advanced to the top bracket, where they played each other in another round robin. Chipola A finished the initial round undefeated, but lost two of the four matches in the re-bracket, giving them a 9-2 overall record. J. Sargent Reynolds College finished with a 10-1 record, giving them a place in the finals. Northeast Alabama and defending champion Valencia also finished with a 9-2 record, making it a three way tie for second place. Chipola A then defeated Northeast Alabama and Valencia in back-to-back games in a jam packed auditorium to advance to the championship game, where they lost to J. Sargent Reynolds.

            Chipola B may have been the real story of the tournament. Entering as the number three team in their bracket, Chipola B knocked off number two seed Snead State and top seed J. Sargent Reynolds in the initial round robin. This was the only loss in the tournament for the eventual champion, J. Sargent Reynolds.

            By finishing with a 6-1 record in the first round robin, Chipola B also made their way to the top bracket of six. Chipola B had a tougher time in the top bracket, losing all four games, including the game against Chipola A, but the all-freshmen team had a very impressive tournament.         

            This was the first separate community college national championship that has ever been held. It is not affiliated with the FCCAA State Championship. Therefore, both Chipola A and Chipola B still have a chance to win the Florida state championship, which be held at Brevard Community College on March 27-28. Chipola is the defending state champion.

            By virtue of their success at the community college national tournament, both Chipola teams now advance to the Division II Championship which will be held in Dallas, Texas on April 3-4.  The top six finishers at the community college championship automatically qualify for the Division II Championship, which will include first and second year players from four year colleges including Cornell, Davidson, Northwestern, Ohio State, Princeton, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Yale.       

            Chipola A Team Members and their high school alma maters, are:  Jordan Belser (Holmes County High), Anthony Garrett (Marianna High), Brad Wells (Altha High) and Ryan Wells (Altha High). Chipola B Team Members are: Anthony Berkley (Holmes County High), Ethan Hewett (Sneads High), Nathan Hooppell (Sneads High), Drew Padgett (Graceville High), and Cody Pickens (Sneads High).

            Chipola Brain Bowl coaches are Stan Young and Dr. Robert Dunkle.

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CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWLERS FINISH SECOND AND SIXTH AT NATIONALS—For the second straight year, the Chipola College Brain Bowl A team finished second in the Community College NAQT National Championship. Chipola B finished sixth in the 24-team field at the national championship held Feb. 28 at Valencia Community College. Gold team members are: Brad Wells, Anthony Garrett, Jordan Belser and Ryan Wells.

Blue team members are: Nathan Hooppell, Ethan Hewett, Cody Pickens, Anthony Berkeley and Drew Padgett. 

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March 6, 2009

 

CHIPOLA COLLEGE TO OFFER FREE TAX PREPARATION

 

            MARIANNA—In order to help more local citizens get the most refund due them, Chipola College business instructor Lee Shook and his student volunteers are providing free tax preparation and free electronic filing. 

            The free service—for individual tax returns only—is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Wednesdays, through April 15.  Other times may be scheduled by appointment.     

            The free service usually takes no longer than 30 minutes. For faster refunds, taxpayers are asked to bring a personal check which has routing information needed for electronic refunds. 

            To make an appointment for free tax assistance, call Lee Shook at (850) 718-2368.

           

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March 6, 2009

 

CLASSICAL PIANIST TO PERFORM FOR CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series will present classical pianist Christine Yoshikawa in concert Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m., in the college theater.           Individual tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—will be on sale beginning March 10 in the Chipola Business Office (850-718-2220) or at the theatre box office immediately prior to the performance. 

            Christine Yoshikawa is a Canadian pianist who has enjoyed a multi-faceted international career performing as soloist with orchestras, recitalist, chamber musician, and teaching masterclasses throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

            Critics have praised her as an artist of “impeccable artistry, radiant lyricism, and virtuosity” for her interpretation of traditional and contemporary repertoire. A prize-winner of national and international competitions, recent concert engagements have taken her to the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Spain and France.

            She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University under the tutelage of Robert Hamilton and is the 2000 Toradze Institute Charter Fellow of Indiana University South Bend. She is on the Roster of Recording Artists for Eroica Classical Recordings.  More information is available at www.christineyoshikawa.com

            The Chipola Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association and corporate donors.

            For more information, contact Joan Stadsklev at 850-718-2301 or stadsklevj@chipola.edu.

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March 6, 2009

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home is scheduled:  Special Needs Appropriate Practices, April 11, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costs is $43.

             An Observing & Recording Child Behavior course will meet Monday & Wednesday, May 13 through June 22 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

            Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                          

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March 6, 2009

 

CRAA TO HOLD MONTHLY MEETING IN BRISTOL

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Regional Arts Association will hold it monthly meeting at the Apalachee Restaurant in Bristol, on Tuesday, March 17.

            The meeting will convene at 11 a.m. CST.  Cost of the Dutch-treat buffet is $8.55, or guests may order from the menu. Those wishing to car-pool should meet at the Marianna Winn Dixie parking lot at 9:50 a.m.

            The program, “The Arts are Alive and Well in Liberty County,” will be presented by the Liberty County Arts Council. A train ride at the Veterans Center may be possible.  The Veterans Memorial Railroad ride will include the additional ½ mile of new track around the depot/museum as well as a 250 foot trestle through the wetlands and cypress swamp area.

            For information contact Anita Adams at 850-718-2277 or shealya@chipola.edu

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March 6, 2009

 

CHIPOLA’S RIVIERE APPOINTED TO FFA FOUNDATION BOARD

  

            MARIANNA—Bud Riviere, Chipola College Dean of Workforce Development, has been appointed to the Florida FFA Foundation Board for a three year term.  

            The primary mission of the FFA Foundation is to strengthen and expand the FFA’s youth leadership program to help prepare members to meet the future challenges facing the agricultural industry. 

            Riviere said, “To be asked to serve on the Foundation Board is a signal honor and I look forward to continue serving the FFA members in Florida. My role will be to provide guidance and direction from our profession based on my experience and involvement in the FFA organization.”

            Riviere has had a lifelong involvement with FFA leadership training activities. He served as State FFA President in 1964-65, and was a teacher of vocational agriculture and FFA advisor at Santa Fe High School in Alachua, Florida. He also served as State FFA Program Director with the Florida Department of Education. 

            The FFA Foundation board is comprised of a diverse group of dedicated individuals representing, agriculture, agribusiness, education and allied industries.   

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SUPERS MEET AT CHIPOLA—School superintendents and high school principals from the five-county area met recently at Chipola College to discuss a variety of issues affecting high school and college students. Pictured from left, are: Lee Miller, Jackson County Superintendent; Sandra Cook, Washington County Superintendent; Tommy McClellan, Calhoun County Superintendent; Sue Summers, Liberty County Superintendent and Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough. Not pictured is Gary Galloway, Washington County Superintendent.

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March 6, 2009

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tickets still available for CHIPOLA’S ‘Back to the 80’s’Tickets are still available for Chipola Theater’s totally awesome musical, “Back to the 80’s,” which opens a five-day run March 18.  “Back to the 80’s,” is straight from the era that brought the world The Rubik’s Cube, Michael Jackson, Madonna and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all set to the biggest hits of the 80’s. Tickets are available in the college Business Office, or by phone at, 850-718-2220.

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March 6, 2009

CHIPOLA BASEBALL AT HOME THIS WEEK

                 

                  MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians baseball hosts Hibbing CC, Monday, March 9, at 2 p.m.

                  Chipola opens the conference season at Pensacola, Friday, March 13, at 5 p.m. The Indians host Tallahassee on Saturday, March 14, at 1 p.m.  Chipola (9-7) as of March 3, is ranked sixth in the FCCAA state poll. The Indians are the defending conference and state champions. Miami-Dade is first in the poll. PJC is second and Gulf Coast is fourth.

            The Indians scored a big 13-2 win over Wallace-Dothan on March 3.

                  For information about Chipola baseball, visit www.chipola.edu

 

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March 6, 2009

 

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL AT HOME THIS WEEK

 

                  MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians softball team hosts several games this week beginning with Hibbing CC, Monday, March 9, at 2 and 4 p.m.

                  The Lady Indians host Hartland College, Tuesday, March 10, at 2 p.m., and Middle Georgia, Saturday, March 14, at 1 p.m.

                  The Lady Indians are (9-7) as of March 3 and ranked fourth in the FCCAA state poll. Chipola is the defending conference and state champion. Miami-Dade is first in the state poll. PJC is second and Gulf Coast is fourth.

                  Chipola begins their defense of the conference title, Tuesday, March 17, when they host Northwest State in a pair of games at 4 and 6 p.m.

                  Chipola split a pair with Darton College on March 3. The Lady Indians won the first game, 7-2, behind winning pitcher Rayna McClinton.  The Indians dropped the second game, 8-7.

                  For information about Chipola softball, visit www.chipola.edu

 

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March 6, 2009

CHIPOLA BASEBALL AT HOME THIS WEEK

                 

                  MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians baseball hosts Hibbing CC, Monday, March 9, at 2 p.m.

                  Chipola opens the conference season at Pensacola, Friday, March 13, at 5 p.m. The Indians host Tallahassee on Saturday, March 14, at 1 p.m.  Chipola (9-7) as of March 3, is ranked sixth in the FCCAA state poll. The Indians are the defending conference and state champions. Miami-Dade is first in the poll. PJC is second and Gulf Coast is fourth.

            The Indians scored a big 13-2 win over Wallace-Dothan on March 3.

                  For information about Chipola baseball, visit www.chipola.edu

 

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March 10, 2009

 

GRACEVILLE AND HOLMES COUNTY WIN CHIPOLA 3-POINT SHOOTOUT

           

            MARIANNA—Cameron Dozier of Graceville High and Jenna Griffin of Holmes County High are the new champions of Chipola College’s Sixth Annual High School Three-Point Shootout.  

            Dozier made 8 of 15 shots in the men’s finals. Four other men’s players made it to the finals of the annual competition: Clayton Ward of Bethlehem, Michael McArthur of Malone, Jonathan Cardenas of Holmes County and John Wayne Forehand of Poplar Springs. 

            Jenna Griffin connected on seven shots in the finals to take the championship in the women’s division. Tasha Hall of Malone and Janae Godwin of Marianna also made it to the final round.

            All boys and girls high school teams from the Chipola district were invited to send their best three-point shooters to the competition. 

            The winners have their names engraved on a trophy in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center and on a traveling championship trophy which will be housed in their respective school’s trophy cases during the coming year.

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CHIPOLA MEN’S HIGH SCHOOL 3-POINT CHAMP—Cameron Dozier of Graceville High School is the news Champion of Chipola College’s High School Three-Point Shootout. Pictured from left, are finalists: Michael McArthur of Malone, Jonathan Cardenas of Holmes County, Chipola Athletic Director, Dr. Dale O’Daniel, Cameron Dozier of Graceville (champion), John Wayne Forehand of Poplar Springs and Clayton Ward of Bethlehem.

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CHIPOLA WOMEN’S HIGH SCHOOL 3-POINT CHAMP—Jenna Griffin of Holmes County High is the new Champion of Chipola College’s High School Three-Point Shootout. Pictured from left, are finalists from the competition: Janae Godwin of Marianna, Chipola Athletic Director, Dr. Dale O’Daniel, Jenna Griffin of Holmes County (champion) and Tasha Hall of Malone.           

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HOLMES COUNTY’S GRIFFIN IS CHIPOLA 3-POINT CHAMP—Jenna Griffin of Holmes County High accepts the Chipola High School Three-Point Shootout trophy from Chipola Athletic Director, Dr. Dale O’Daniel. 

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GRACEVILLE’S DOZIER IS CHIPOLA 3-POINT CHAMP—Cameron Dozier of Graceville High School accepts the Chipola High School Three-Point Shootout trophy from Chipola Athletic Director, Dr. Dale O’Daniel. 

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March 10, 2009

 

Chipola National Tourney Press Conference Friday

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a Press Conference at noon, Friday, March 13, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center for an important announcement about Chipola’s double-team trip to the National Junior College Basketball Tournaments in Kansas.

          Chipola’s State Champion coaches Greg Heiar and David Lane will be on hand with some two dozen team captains who are working to raise the funds needed to send both Chipola basketball teams to the national tournaments. The team captains are expected to present a check for $30,000 to the coaches to help with their travel expenses.

            Tax-deductible donations may be made to the Chipola College Foundation, National Tournament Fund at 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL, 32446.    

            The Chipola Indians (men’s team) will play Southwest Tennessee, Tuesday, March 17, at 11 a.m. (CST) in the first round of the NJCAA Basketball Tournament in Hutchinson, KS. If the Indians win Tuesday, they will play Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Championship game of the men’s tournament is set for Saturday, March 26, at 8 p.m. Men’s tournament information is available at http://www.njcaabbtrny.org/

             The Lady Indians will play in the first round of the NJCAA Basketball Tournament in Salina, KS.  The seeding for the women’s tournament is still in process. The Lady Indians are expected to play Tuesday or Wednesday, March 17 or March 18. The women’s championship game is Saturday, March 21 at 7 p.m. Women’s Tournament information is available at http://www.salinakansas.org/visit/basketball.asp

           All Chipola games will be broadcast on WJAQ-100.9 FM in Marianna. The broadcast may be accessed via internet through a link on www.chipola.edu

           Both teams will depart from the college campus Sunday morning, March 14. The teams will travel by bus to Atlanta and fly to Witchita, KS, and then travel by van to their respective tournaments

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March 12, 2009

 

Chipola National Tourney Press Conference Friday

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will host a Press Conference at noon, Friday, March 13, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center for an important announcement about Chipola’s double-team trip to the National Junior College Basketball Tournaments in Kansas.

          Chipola’s State Champion coaches Greg Heiar and David Lane will be on hand with some two dozen team captains who are working to raise the funds needed to send both Chipola basketball teams to the national tournaments. The team captains are expected to present a check for $30,000 to the coaches to help with their travel expenses.

            Tax-deductible donations may be made to the Chipola College Foundation, National Tournament Fund at 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL, 32446.    

            The Chipola Indians (men’s team) will play Southwest Tennessee, Tuesday, March 17, at 11 a.m. (CST) in the first round of the NJCAA Basketball Tournament in Hutchinson, KS. If the Indians win Tuesday, they will play Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Championship game of the men’s tournament is set for Saturday, March 26, at 8 p.m. Men’s tournament information is available at http://www.njcaabbtrny.org/

             The Lady Indians will play in the first round of the NJCAA Basketball Tournament in Salina, KS.  The Lady Indians (28-5) face Sheridan College (29-3) in the first round of the NJCAA National Tournament, Wednesday, March 19, at 2 p.m. (CST). The women’s championship game is Saturday, March 21 at 7 p.m. Women’s Tournament information is available at http://www.salinakansas.org/visit/basketball.asp

           All Chipola games will be broadcast on WJAQ-100.9 FM in Marianna. The broadcast may be accessed via internet through a link on www.chipola.edu

           Both teams will depart from the college campus Sunday morning, March 14. The teams will travel by bus to Atlanta and fly to Witchita, KS, and then travel by van to their respective tournaments.

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March 12, 2009

Chipola TEAMS HEADED TO National Tourney

 

            MARIANNA— Chipola College officials announced Friday that local supporters have raised some $30,000 to help with Chipola’s double-team trip to the National Junior College Basketball Tournaments in Kansas.

          Chipola’s State Champion coaches Greg Heiar and David Lane were on hand for the announcement, along team captains who presented a check for $30,000 to the coaches to help with their travel expenses.

            Those who wish to help the teams are asked to send tax-deductible donations to the Chipola College Foundation, National Tournament Fund at 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL, 32446.          

            The Chipola Indians (men’s team) will play Southwest Tennessee, Tuesday, March 17, at 11 a.m. (CST) in the first round of the NJCAA Basketball Tournament in Hutchinson, KS. If the Indians win Tuesday, they will play Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Championship game of the men’s tournament is set for Saturday, March 21, at 8 p.m. Men’s tournament information is available at http://www.njcaabbtrny.org/

            The Lady Indians (28-5) face Sheridan College (29-3) in the first round of the NJCAA National Tournament, Wednesday, March 19, at 2 p.m. (CST). The women’s championship game is Saturday, March 21 at 7 p.m. Women’s Tournament information is available at http://www.salinakansas.org/visit/basketball.asp

           All Chipola games will be broadcast on WJAQ-100.9 FM in Marianna. The broadcast may be accessed via internet through a link on www.chipola.edu

           Both teams will depart from the college campus Sunday morning, March 14. The teams will travel by bus to Atlanta and fly to Witchita, KS, then travel by van to their respective tournaments.

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NATIONAL TOURNEY CHECK—Chipola College officials announced Friday that local supporters have raised some $30,000 to help with Chipola’s double-team trip to the National Junior College Basketball Tournaments in Kansas. Chipola’s State Champion coaches Greg Heiar and David Lane were on hand for the announcement, along team captains who presented a check for $30,000 to the coaches to help with their travel expenses. Pictured from left, are: David Lane, Dr. Gene Prough, Greg Heiar, Ronnie Myers, Dr. Dale O’Daniel, Jack Peacock, Bill Peacock, Bill Davis and Danny Ryals.

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March 13, 2009

 

CHIPOLA WINS MEN’S AND WOMEN’S STATE TITLES 

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College men’s and women’s basketball teams captured both state titles in the FCCAA/Region VIII Championships on March 7.

            The Indians captured their fourth state title in five years with a 68-65 win over Gulf Coast.  

            Tournament MVP Casey Mitchell led the Indians with 17 points. Torye Pelham had 13 points and 15 rebounds. Malcolm Almstead scored 12 with 6 assists. Gary Flowers had 11 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals. Jeremy Jacobs had 10 rebounds

            In addition to his MVP award, Mitchell was named FCCAA Player of the Year and to the All State/All Region VIII team.

            Four Chipola players were named to the All Tournament Team: Justin Brownlee, Jeremy Jacob, Gary Flowers and Casey Mitchell. Chipola coach Greg Heiar was named FCCAA Coach of the Year.

            The Indians (31-1) are the top-ranked team in the nation heading into the national tournament in Hutchinson, KS. Chipola plays Southwest Tennessee at noon (CST) on Tuesday, March 17. SW Tennessee is the fourth-ranked team in the country with a 25-1 record. The game will be broadcast on WJAQ-100.9 FM.

            The Chipola Lady Indians captured the FCCAA/Region VIII Championship with a 68-67 win over Gulf Coast on March 7.

            Pearl Johnson led Chipola with 20 points, including the go-ahead lay-up with three seconds remaining. Gulf Coast’s last second shot came up short. Tournament MVP Latoya Williams scored 17 points and pulled in 14 rebounds for Chipola.

            Gulf Coast led most of the game despite being without the services of their top player Chimere Jordan who was injured earlier in the tournament. Chipola took the lead for the first time at the 14 minute mark in the second half.

            Chipola’s Latoya Williams was named Tournament MVP and FCCAA Player of the Year. Lenita Sanford and Latoya Williams were named to the All Tournament Team.

Williams also was named to the All State/All Region VIII Team. Chipola’s Jamia Akins won the FCCAA Sandy Miller Academic Award.

            Lady Indians head coach David Lane was named FCCAA Tournament Coach of the Year.

            The Lady Indians (28-5) face Sheridan College (29-3) in the first round of the NJCAA National Tournament, Wednesday, March 19, at 2 p.m. (CST). The game will be broadcast on WJAQ-100.9 FM.

           

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March 13, 2009

CHIPOLA HOOPS SQUADS HEADED TO NATIONALS

 

            KANSAS—The Chipola Indians (men’s team) will play Southwest Tennessee, Tuesday, March 17, at 11 a.m. (CST) in the first round of the NJCAA Basketball Tournament in Hutchinson, KS. If the Indians win Tuesday, they will play Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Championship game of the men’s tournament is set for Saturday, March 21, at 8 p.m. Men’s tournament information is available at http://www.njcaabbtrny.org/

            The Lady Indians (28-5) face Sheridan College (29-3) in the first round of the NJCAA National Tournament, Wednesday, March 18, at 2 p.m. (CST). The women’s championship game is Saturday, March 21 at 7 p.m. Women’s Tournament information is available at http://www.salinakansas.org/visit/basketball.asp

           All Chipola games will be broadcast on WJAQ-100.9 FM in Marianna. The broadcast may be accessed via internet through a link on www.chipola.edu

          

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March 16, 2009

 

CHIPOLA TEAMS BEGIN PLAY IN NATIONALS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

 

            HUTCHINSON, KS—The Chipola Indians (men’s team) will play Southwest Tennessee, Tuesday, March 17, at 11 a.m. (CST) in the first round of the NJCAA Basketball Tournament in Hutchinson, KS. If the Indians win Tuesday, they will play Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Championship game of the men’s tournament is set for Saturday, March 21, at 8 p.m. Men’s tournament information is available at http://www.njcaabbtrny.org/

            The Chipola Lady Indians (28-5) face Sheridan College (29-3) in the first round of the NJCAA National Tournament, Wednesday, March 18, at 2 p.m. (CST) in Salina, KS. The women’s championship game is Saturday, March 21 at 7 p.m. Women’s Tournament information is available at http://www.salinakansas.org/visit/basketball.asp

           All Chipola games will be broadcast on WJAQ-100.9 FM in Marianna. The broadcast may be accessed via internet through a link on www.chipola.edu

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 March 16, 2009

CHIPOLA MUSIC, THEATER AND ART SCHOLARSHIP DATES

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Scholarship Audition/Portfolio dates are scheduled for Music, Theatre, Musical Theatre and Art for the 2009-10 academic year.           Theatre/Musical Theatre audition dates are March 24 and April 23.  Music audition dates are March 26, April 23, and May 21.  Show Choir auditions are set for April 21 at 4 p.m. Art majors should submit applications, letters of recommendation, and portfolios to the Office of Fine and Performing Arts by April 17.

            High School graduates with acceptable academic records and aptitude planning to major in music, theatre or art are eligible to apply. Show Choir auditions are open to all students in all majors.  Rock and Jazz scholarships are available upon audition for instrumentalists of any major.

            Scholarships in various amounts, up to full tuition and fees, are awarded on the basis of talent and academic record.  Students with financial need may seek additional assistance through the college’s Office of Financial Aid and the Chipola Foundation.

            Scholarship applications may be obtained by phoning Chipola’s Fine and Performing Arts Department at 850-718-2277 or 718-2301, or from the college web site: at www.chipola.edu by clicking on Arts.

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March 16, 2009

 

CHIPOLA WILLIAMS NAMED WBCA ALL AMERICAN FOR SECOND YEAR

 

           SALINA, KS - Chipola College sophomore Latoya Williams has been named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) State Farm 2009 Junior College/Community College (JC/CC) All-America Basketball Team for the second consecutive year.

            Selection committees in each of the nine WBCA geographical regions select the top women's basketball players in the nation to be honored.

            According to Chipola coach David Lane, Williams is the first women’s basketball athlete from Chipola to win the All-American Award for two consecutive years.  Williams was named to the 2008 All-America Basketball Team as a freshman.  Lane says the award is even more significant because it includes hundreds of players from all three divisions of community college basketball.

            Williams led the Lady Indians in scoring this season with an average of 14 points per game. She also led the Panhandle Conference in rebounds with an average of 10 rebounds per game.

            Williams was named First Team All-Conference, First Team All-State/All-Region, the FCCAA State Tournament MVP, and the FCCAA 2009 Player of the Year.

            Coach Lane, said, “Latoya is a dynamic player who can do a lot of different things on the court. This award is important because the recognition comes from other coaches.

WBCA CEO Beth Bass, said, “I am proud to honor the top student-athletes of the 2009 JC/CC State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team,” said WBCA CEO Beth Bass.  “This group has elevated their game to a new level worthy of recognition on the All-America team this season.”

“State Farm is truly honored to recognize these outstanding student-athletes for their wonderful and amazing achievements,” said Pam El, Marketing Vice President for State Farm. “The State Farm Coaches All-America Team represents true excellence in the sport of women’s basketball, and we are extremely proud to be associated with these remarkable student-athletes.”

      The WBCA was founded in 1981 to promote women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as a sport for women and girls. For information about the WBCA, visit wbca.org.

                The Lady Indians won the FCCAA State/NJCAA Region VIII championship on March 7 to advance to the national tournament held in Salina, Kansas, March 17-21.  Ranked seventh in the national poll, the ladies (27-5) begin play in the tournament on Wednesday, March 18 at 2 p.m. CST against the Sheridan College Lady Generals from Sheridan, WY.

Women’s tournament information is available at http://www.salinakansas.org/visit/basketball.asp 

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CUTLINE:  Chipola College Lady Indian Latoya Williams is congratulated by Coach David Lane after becoming the college’s first women’s basketball athlete to be named to the WBCA All American Team for two consecutive years.  The Lady Indians begin their quest for a national championship on Wednesday, March 18 at 2 p.m. CST against Sheridan College (WY).

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March 17, 2009

 

CHIPOLA WINS FIRST ROUND GAME IN NATIONAL TOURNEY

 

                HUTCHINSON, KS—The Chipola College Indians defeated the Southwest Tennessee Community College “Saluqis”, 81-70, in a first round game in the National Junior College Athletics Association Basketball Tournament on Tuesday, March 17, in the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

            Casey Mitchell led Chipola with 21 points. Torye Pelham scored 15. Malcolm Armstead scored 11. Justin Brownlee scored 10.

Chipola’s overall record stands at (32 – 1). Chipola advances to the second round and will play Lamar Community College at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Game stats are available at http://www.njcaabbtrny.org/home/boxscores/BoxScore_Gm2.htm

Men’s tournament information is available at http://www.njcaabbtrny.org/

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March 18, 2009

 

CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS DOMINATE IN FIRST ROUND IN NATIONAL TOURNEY

 

           SALINA, KS – The Chipola College Lady Indians defeated the Sheridan College (WY) “Lady Generals”, 86-47, in their first round game in the National Junior College Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Tournament on Wednesday, March 18, in the Bicentennial Center in Salina, Kansas.
            WBCA All American Latoya Williams led Chipola with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Lenita Sanford added 16 points and led in rebounds with 14.  Marneisha Hall scored 12. Sequoyah Griffin contributed 8 to the win. 

                Chipola led the tournament’s first round defensive stats with the least amount of points allowed during their game (47), an 80% defensive rebound average and 57 defensive stops.  The Lady Indians dominated each half outscoring the Lady Generals almost two to one with 23-40 in the first half and 24-46 in the second half.  The ladies held the NJCAA leading scorer Sheridan’s Taynee Robinson to half of her season average with only 15 points.  Sheridan’s Mandy Mullock also ranked in the NJCAA poll with an average of 8.8 rebounds per game was held to 5 in the Chipola game.  Chipola’s Williams is also ranked sixteenth nationally with an average of 10 rebounds per game.

Chipola’s overall record stands at (28 – 5). The Lady Indians advance to the second round and will play Walters State Community College from Morristown, TN at 8 p.m. CST on Thursday.

The Lady Indians can be followed on WJAQ 100.9 radio or via internet through Chipola’s website at www.chipola.edu/radio/.  For game and tournament statistics, logon to www.cybersportsusa.com.  Women’s tournament information is available at www.salinakansas.org/visit/basketball.asp

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Photos contributed by Chipola photographer Evelyn Ward.

CUTLINE:  Chipola All American Latoya Williams offers 22 points in Chipola’s first round victory against Sheridan College (WY) in the NJCAA National Women’s Basketball Tournament this week in Salina, KS. The ladies advance to play Walters State (TN) in the second round on Thursday, March 19 at 8 p.m. CST.

CUTLINE:  Chipola Coach David Lane plans strategy with the Chipola bench during a timeout in the Lady Indians’ first round game in the NJCAA National Tourney on Wednesday.  The ladies went on to defeat Sheridan College (WY) 86-47. The ladies advance to play Walters State (TN) in the second round on Thursday, March 19 at 8 p.m. CST.

CUTLINE:  Chipola’s Lenita Sanford led the Lady Indians with 14 rebounds to a dominating 86-47 win over Sheridan College (WY) in the first round game of the NJCAA National Tourney.  The ladies advance to play Walters State (TN) in the second round on Thursday, March 19 at 8 p.m. CST.

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March 19, 2009

 

CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS ADVANCE TO FINAL FOUR IN NATIONAL TOURNEY

 

           SALINA, KS The Chipola College Lady Indians defeated the Walters State (TN) “Lady Senators”, 66-53, to clinch a spot in the Final Four of the National Junior College Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Tournament on Thursday, March 19, in the Bicentennial Center in Salina, Kansas.
            Latoya Williams led Chipola with 25 points. Ashlie Billingslea and Lenita Sanford both added 12 points.  Sanford led in rebounds with 9.  Williams ranks second in scoring currently in the tournament with an average of 23.5 points per game.  Billingslea ranks first in steals with an average of 5 per game.

                Chipola still leads the tournament defensively with the least amount of points allowed against the Lady Indians averaging 50 points per game.

Chipola’s overall record stands at 29 – 5. The Lady Indians advance to the semi-final round and will play Jefferson County Community College from Hillsboro, MS at 8 p.m. CST on Friday.

The Lady Indians can be followed on WJAQ 100.9 radio or via internet through Chipola’s website at www.chipola.edu/radio/.  For game and tournament statistics, logon to www.cybersportsusa.com.  Women’s tournament information is available at www.salinakansas.org/visit/basketball.asp

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March 19, 2009

CHIPOLA THEATER TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR CHILDREN’S SHOW

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Theater will hold auditions for the children’s show, “Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine,” Monday, March 23, at 6 p.m. 

            Written by Bob May, Christopher Tibbetts and Roy C. Booth, the play tells the story of Beanie Boren, a science wiz who is not keen on reading. Beanie has designed a book reading machine for the science fair which can read three books at once.    Unfortunately, the machine is neither user friendly nor bug free. When Beanie turns it on, lights flash, thunder booms, and out pop the witches from Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, and the Wizard of Oz, each set to wreak havoc. Beanie must get them back into the books with help from the good guys. Afterward, he is eager to read the old fashioned way.

            Daytime performances for local elementary schools are May 13-15, with a public performance, Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m. Contact sirmonc@chipola.edu for availability and times.

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March 19, 2009

 

UWF OFFERS GRADUATE PROGRAMS AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—The University of West Florida offers several graduate programs in collaboration with the Chipola College University Center.

            Courses are offered on Chipola’s campus each semester as well as online.
            Programs include: a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership with Certification, Education Specialist in Administration or Certification, and Doctoral Degrees in Curriculum and Instruction.

            Registration is April 7 for currently enrolled UWF students and April 20 for new students. Summer classes begin May 11.

            For information, contact Dr. Lou Kind at (850) 718-2295 or kindl@chipola.edu

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 March 19, 2009

 

PUBLIC INVITED TO APRIL 16 MEETING OF BLUE SPRINGS GROUP

 

             MARIANNA—The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Blue Springs Working Group, Thursday, April 16, in the Continuing Education Building Conference Room at Chipola College.

            Presentations begin at 9 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. Chipola science professor Allan Tidwell, Working Group Leader, will direct the meeting.

            Speakers will include: Kenneth Stephens, District 5 County Commissioner; Chuck Hatcher, Director of Jackson County Parks and Recycling; Craig Bishop, farmer; Russell Williams, Springs Ambassador; Edd Sorenson, cave diver; Connie Bersok, Springs Coordinator, DEP; Greg Nolin, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA;

            Topics for discussion will include: Case Study of the Shangri-La Sinkhole Cleanup and planning for Old Timer’s Day.

            Vicki B. Fuqua will discuss the Reorganization of Millpond Homeowners Association.

            John Trott, Vicki Fuqua and Edd Sorenson will provide party barges for tours of the Mill Pond to include all of the springs, weather permitting.

            For information, contact Allan Tidwell at 850-718-2761, Ext. 3248 or email tidwella@chipola.edu .

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March 19, 2009

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home is scheduled:  Special Needs Appropriate Practices, April 11, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costs is $43.

             An Observing & Recording Child Behavior course will meet Monday & Wednesday, May 13 through June 22 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

            Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                          

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March 19, 2009

 

CHIPOLA ARTS ASSOCIATION AWARDS MINI-GRANTS

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Regional Arts Association recently awarded 14 mini-grants of $200 each for the Improvement of Instruction in the Arts in Schools in the Chipola District (Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington counties).

            Chipola Regional Arts Association President Jo-Ann Anderson announced the following recipients: Marianna High, Craig B. Bean; Cottondale Elementary, Norma Bean; Graceville Elementary, Karen Bouton; Chipley High, Richard Davenport; Blountstown High, Janet Edewaard; Liberty County High, Kimberly Everett; Bethlehem School, Leesa Lee; Ponce De Leon Elementary, Tammy Long-Godwin; W.R. Tolar School, Gayle Grissett; Poplar Springs High, Heather Howell; Sneads High, Jenny Parmer; Graceville Elementary, Roberta Newell; Blountstown Middle, Gretchen Reiter; and Bonifay Elementary, Vicki Steverson.

            CRAA is made up of volunteers who support and encourage arts education. Officers hope to be able to continue to offer these Mini-Grants each year to encourage continuation and improvement of arts programs and activities in the schools.  Additionally, CRAA awards Chipola College scholarships to talented students in Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington Counties. The group also supports the Chipola Artist Series and underwrites special cultural programs for area school children.  Funding for these many projects comes from public fund-raising efforts in the five-county district.         

            CRAA officers will begin the annual fund-raising campaign in February and sincerely hope that local businesses and individuals will include CRAA in their charitable contribution plans.  For information, call 850-718-2277.

            According to The Nation and the Arts, a Presidential briefing prepared by the Independent Committee on Arts Policy, “Well-developed programs of making and studying art help students better articulate their perceptions and shape coherent responses to their experiences.  When children learn to appreciate form and color and when they learn the importance of fashioning their own images of the world around them, they achieve greater discipline and self confidence.”

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March 19, 2009

 

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 CHIPOLA AUTO STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT ELECTRIC VEHICLES—Students in the Chipola College Automotive Technology program recently learned about new battery technology for automobiles. Ron and Fran Fahs of the Electric Vehicle Initiative demonstrated their 100 MPG plug-in hybrid which uses a lithium battery bank to greatly improve fuel economy. For information about electric vehicle technology, visit eviblog.floridaeaa.org

 

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March 19, 2009

 

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BACK TO THE 80’sCourtney Corbin of Graceville, Emily Harrison of Marianna and Grace Bailey of Bonifay bring back the era of day-glow fashions and blue eye shadow during a scene from Chipola Theater’s Back to the 80’s. The sold-out show ran March 18-22. ####

 

March 19, 2009

 

CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College’s Women’s Cross Country team has been named an Academic All-American team by the NJCAA Cross Country Coaches Association.

            The Chipola team was ranked fifth in the nation with a 3.697 cumulative grade point average.

            Team members are Taylor Dover, Laura Day, Taylor Guy, Ellen Manor and India Hatcher. Rance Massengill is coach of the team.

            Chipola’s Cross Country team was established in 2007. For information about the team, contact coach Massengill at 850-718-2440.

 

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CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN TEAMThe Chipola College’s Women’s Cross Country team has been named an Academic All-American team by the NJCAA Cross Country Coaches Association. Team members are, from left: Taylor Dover, Laura Day, Taylor Guy, Ellen Manor, India Hatcher and coach Rance Massengill.

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March 19, 2009

 

CHIPOLA BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL AT HOME THIS WEEK

 

                  MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians host Pensacola, Saturday, March 21, at 1 p.m. Chipola heads to Tallahassee Tuesday, March 24, before returning home to host Northwest, Friday, March 27 at 4 p.m. The Indians (17-11-1) are ranked eighth in the FCCAA State poll.

                  The Lady Indians softball team heads to Pensacola for a pair of games, Tuesday, March 24. Chipola returns home to host Tallahassee, Saturday, March 28, at 1 and 3 p.m.  The Lady Indians (23-12) are third in the FCCAA State poll.

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March 20, 2009

 

CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College’s Women’s Cross Country team has been named an Academic All-American team by the NJCAA Cross Country Coaches Association.

            The Chipola team was ranked fifth in the nation with a 3.697 cumulative grade point average.

            Team members are Taylor Dover, Laura Day, Taylor Guy, Ellen Manor and India Hatcher. Rance Massengill is coach of the team.

            Chipola’s Cross Country team was established in 2007. For information about the team, contact coach Massengill at 850-718-2440.

 

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CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN TEAM—The Chipola College’s Women’s Cross Country team has been named an Academic All-American team by the NJCAA Cross Country Coaches Association. Team members are, from left: Taylor Dover, Laura Day, Taylor Guy, Ellen Manor, India Hatcher and coach Rance Massengill.

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March 29, 2009

 

LADY INDIANS LOSE BID FOR NATIONAL TITLE

 

           SALINA, KS – The Chipola College Lady Indians were defeated tonight ,78-59, by the Jefferson College (MO) Vikings in the semi-final round of the National Junior College Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Tournament in the Bicentennial Center in Salina, Kansas.
            Latoya Williams led Chipola with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Marneshia Hall added 10 points and 6 rebounds.  Pearl Johnson, Jamia Akins, and Lenita Sanford had 5 rebounds each.

Chipola’s overall record stands at 29 – 6. The Lady Indians will play Kakaskia College from Centrailia, IL for third place at 5 p.m. CST on Saturday.

The Lady Indians can be followed on WJAQ 100.9 radio or via internet through Chipola’s website at www.chipola.edu/radio/.  For game and tournament statistics, logon to www.cybersportsusa.com.  Women’s tournament information is available at www.salinakansas.org/visit/basketball.asp

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March 21, 2009

LADY INDIANS MAKE HISTORY AND TAKE THIRD IN NATIONAL TOURNEY

 

           SALINA, KS – The Chipola College Lady Indians made school history defeating Kaskaskia College (IL), 81-74, to finish third in the National Junior College Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Tournament in the Bicentennial Center in Salina, Kansas.  This is the highest finish in the history of the women’s program at Chipola. 

                Chipola finished fourth in 2006 and fifth in 2007.
            Marneshia Hall led Chipola with23 points and 5 rebounds. Latoya Williams earned a double with 12 points and 16 rebounds.  Lenita Sanford added 9 points and 5 rebounds.

                WBCA All American Latoya Williams finished third in the tournament in scoring with 71 total points and an average of 19.5 points per game.  Williams finished first in three point scoring hitting 7 of 8 for an 87.5 percentage. Lenita Sanford took fourth in most blocks with 10 for the tournament.  Ashlie Billinslea had 13 steals to rank third.

                Latoya Williams and Marneshia Hall were named to the NJCAA All Tournament Team.

The Lady Indians finish their season at 30-6.

Central Arizona College defeated Jefferson College (MO) for the NJCAA Championship, 78-71.

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March 26, 2009

BLOUNTSTOWN AND MARIANNA SHINE AT CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL

 

            MARIANNA—Fourteen area high schools participated in the Chipola High School Brain Bowl Invitational on March 20.

            The Blountstown High team won the championship. Marianna High finished second. Sneads was third. Holmes County was fourth and Vernon was fifth. 

            Dallin Kelson of Marianna was the top individual in the competition. Other top individuals, are: Daniel Leonard of Blountstown (second); Brittany Stephens of Altha (third); William Davis of Chipley (fourth-tie); Michael Roberts of Sneads (fourth-tie); David Leonard of Blountstown (fifth); Gary Moore of Holmes County (sixth); Steven Jackson of Vernon (seventh); Paul Kelson of Marianna (eighth) and Annemarie Nichols of Graceville (ninth); and Michael Janik of Holmes County (tenth).

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MARIANNA WINS SECOND IN CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL—Marianna High won second place in the Chipola High School Brain Bowl Invitational on March 20. Pictured from left, are: Marianna Purple Team members Chase Taylor, Chipola Brain Bowl coach Stan Young, Austin Brockner, Dallin Kelson and Alex Nowell.

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 BLOUNTSTOWN WINS FIRST PLACE IN CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL—Blountstown High won first place in the Chipola High School Brain Bowl Invitational on March 20. Pictured from left, are: Blountstown Red team members Laura Stoltzfus, Harlea Purdue, Chipola Brain Bowl coach Stan Young, Daniel Leonard and David Leonard.

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 MARIANNA’S KELSON IS TOP BRAIN BOWLER—Dallin Kelson of Marianna was the top individual in the Chipola High School Brain Bowl Invitational. Here, Chipola Brain Bowl coach Stan Young, presents the award.

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March 26, 2009

CHIPOLA PHI BETA LAMBDA WINS STATE AWARDS

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College students from the Chipola chapter of Phi Beta Lambda took high honors at the recent Florida PBL Leadership Conference in Tampa. 

            Zachary Jones won first place in Computer Concepts and fourth place in Networking Concepts. Adam Duren won first place in Cyber Security and second place in Networking Concepts. Michael Ingram won third place in Macroeconomics and fourth place in Economic Analysis and Decision-Making. First, second and third place winners qualify to compete at the National PBL Conference in Anaheim, CA, in June.

            Students competed in objective tests, skill and performance events with PBL members from 27 Florida community colleges, state colleges, and universities, including major contenders UF, UCF and USF.   The Chipola students also participated in business panels featuring CEO’s and business leaders from throughout Florida.

            Former Chipola students and prestigious Rob Keller award winners, Chad Fears and Amanda Barber Hinson, also were in attendance and recognized at the awards ceremony. Business and computer professor Vikki Milton is faculty adviser for Chipola’s PBL. 

            PBL is a college level business organization which strives to develop competent, aggressive business leadership, as well as, strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work.

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CHIPOLA PHI BETA LAMBDA WINS STATE AWARDS—Chipola College students from the Chipola chapter of Phi Beta Lambda took high honors at the recent Florida PBL Leadership Conference in Tampa. Pictured from left, are: Chirag (Chris) Shah, Adam Duren, Jordan Hatcher, Michael Ingram, PBL adviser Vikki Milton and Zachary Jones.

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 March 26, 2009

STUDENTS TAPPED FOR CHIPOLA MATH HONORARY

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Chapter of Mu Alpha Theta Honorary Mathematical Society recently inducted new members.  

            New members are Kevin Futch, Adam Brisolara, Amy Johnson, Christopher Patton, Marshal Hilton, Josh Roberts, Kara Jumper, Cody Pickens and Stephanie Lawson. Returning members are Brad Wells, Ciarra Jackson, Trey Dennis, Ryan Wells and Laura Day.  

            Mu Alpha Theta is a national honorary mathematics club for students who have maintained a “B” average in at least two math courses above the level of College Algebra and who have an overall “B” average in all college work.  Most of the new initiates plan to major in engineering, pre-med, or pharmacy.

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STUDENTS TAPPED FOR CHIPOLA MATH HONORARY— The Chipola College Chapter of Mu Alpha Theta Honorary Mathematical Society recently inducted new members.  Pictured from left, are: new members Kevin Futch, Adam Brisolara, Amy Johnson, (middle) Christopher Patton, Marshal Hilton, Josh Roberts, Kara Jumper, Cody Pickens, (back) returning members Brad Wells, Ciarra Jackson, Trey Dennis, Ryan Wells and Laura Day.   Not pictured is new member Stephanie Lawson.

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March 26, 2009

CAST PICKED FOR CHIPOLA’S “BEANIE AND THE BOOK MACHINE”

           

            MARIANNA— Chipola College Theater director Charles Sirmon recently cast actors for the children’s play, “Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine,” which will be presented to hundreds of elementary school children in May.  A public performance is set for Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m.  

            Cast in the following roles, are: Austin Pettis as Mr. Wright, Aaron Moore as Beanie Boren, Keith Watford as The Queen, Kristina Lopez as Candy, Kyndall Covington as The Wicked Witch of the West, Aven Pitts as Professor Librum, Brenna Kneiss as Dorothy, Courtney Corbin as Gretel, Ben Grande as Hansel, Dianna Glaze as Snow White, Garrett Brolund as Dewie Decimal, Kris Sampson as Hewie, Stephanie Lawson as Louie and Sarah Lovins as Gidget.

            The children’s show tells the story of Beanie Boren, a science wiz who is not keen on reading. Beanie has designed a book reading machine for the science fair which can read three books at once. Unfortunately, the machine is neither user friendly nor bug free. When Beanie turns it on, lights flash, thunder booms, and out pop the witches from Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, and the Wizard of Oz, each set to wreak havoc. Beanie must get them back into the books with help from the good guys. Afterward, he is eager to read the old fashioned way.

            For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

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March 26, 2009

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home is scheduled:  Special Needs Appropriate Practices, April 11, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costs is $43.

             An Observing & Recording Child Behavior course will meet Monday & Wednesday, May 13 through June 22 from 6 to 9:20 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

            Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                  

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March 26, 2009

CHIPOLA BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL AT HOME THIS WEEK

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians moved into a tie for first place in the Panhandle conference with a big 17-5 win over Tallahassee on March 24.

            JB Johnson (4-0) was the winning pitcher. Edmond Sparks was 4 for 5, with a homerun, a double and 8 RBI’s. Dayne Read was two for two and scored five runs. Joey Rapp and Dustin Spruill also hit homeruns for Chipola.

            Chipola is 4-2 in league play heading into a home game with Northwest Florida, Friday, March 27 at 4 p.m.

            The Indians have several more home games this season, including: TCC, April 1, at 5 p.m.; Gulf Coast, April 7, at 5 p.m.; Pensacola, April 8 at 5 p.m.; Northwest, April 14 at 5 p.m.; TCC, April 18, at 1 p.m. and Gulf Coast, April 24, at 4 p.m.

            The Indians are ranked sixth in the FCCAA State poll.

            The Lady Indians softball team hosts Tallahassee, Saturday, March 28, at 1 and 3 p.m.  Chipola closes out the regular home season, Thursday, April 9, with a 4 p.m. double-header against Pensacola.

            The Lady Indians (23-14) are seventh in the FCCAA State poll.

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March 27, 2009

CHIPOLA BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL AT HOME THIS WEEK

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians moved into a tie for first place in the Panhandle conference with a big 17-5 win over Tallahassee on March 24.

            JB Johnson (4-0) was the winning pitcher. Edmond Sparks was 4 for 5, with a homerun, a double and 8 RBI’s. Dayne Read was two for two and scored five runs. Joey Rapp and Dustin Spruill also hit homeruns for Chipola.

            Chipola is 4-2 in league play heading into a home game with Northwest Florida, Friday, March 27 at 4 p.m.

            The Indians have several more home games this season, including: TCC, April 1, at 5 p.m.; Gulf Coast, April 7, at 5 p.m.; Pensacola, April 8 at 5 p.m.; Northwest, April 14 at 5 p.m.; TCC, April 18, at 1 p.m. and Gulf Coast, April 24, at 4 p.m.

            The Indians are ranked sixth in the FCCAA State poll.

            The Lady Indians softball team hosts Tallahassee, Saturday, March 28, at 1 and 3 p.m.  Chipola closes out the regular home season, Thursday, April 9, with a 4 p.m. double-header against Pensacola.

            The Lady Indians (23-14) are seventh in the FCCAA State poll.

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